Daily Archives: April 21, 2015

Sri Lanka In All Of Its Splendid Glory By Drone — YouTube Video.

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by Anura Guruge


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My “Tower Of London” Paul Cummins’ Ceramic Red Poppy — Final Resting Place.

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I wanted it somewhere where it was both safe and where I could see it, everyday.

The obvious solution was that it had to be close to my PC monitors. And that is where it ended up. It is just to the right of my main (right-side) monitor. It is always there to my right. More or less at eye level. I ‘mounted’ it in a heavily weighted glass vase. The ceramic poppy is not only heavy but it is top heavy. I put Devanee’s Lego ‘Big Ben’ behind it to add some ambiance. Matthews old pewter ‘knights’ were already there and they kind of give it some pizazz.

It is kind of funny. 9-year old Teischan likes the poppy. When she is up here she will come over and look at it. She sometimes touches it. I am glad. That is good. 


Mercedes-Benz CONFIRMS My Long-Held Assertion That Those That Drive Their Cars Are Mentally Challenged.

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Proof that Mercedes-Benz drivers are clueless.
>> Superdome Named After A German Car Manufacturer.
>>  Volkswagen’s Super Bowl XLVII ‘Jamaican’ Ad.

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Quod erat demonstrandum
(Q.E.D.)

What more do I have to say?

I might not be the brightest bulb out there, BUT I do NOT
need any technology to help me
DETECT PEDESTRIANS
when I am driving.

They are, to folks with even a modicum of gray matter, fairly easy to spot.

Just further proof of my long held contention.

People who buy German cars are clueless.

What do I have AGAINST German cars.

THIS ↓

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I visited Liverpool for the first time in 1980. I was the Customer Support Manager for ITT (U.K.) and I had to meet with some customers, waterfront. As usual I drove. I think I was driving a Gold 2L Ford Cortina, my company car at the time. As I was driving into the city I could see all these desolate, empty spaces. Complete blocks with nothing on them. I wasn’t sure what the deal was. At lunch, and my job as Customer Support Manager, was 50% entertainment, I asked the Liverpudlians what the empty spaces were all about. There was a silence for a second. They all looked at me. Well they kind of knew I wasn’t totally stupid. They also recognized that I had not grown up in Britain, and that I was NOT being funny. They then all jumped in at once and went onto explain that those were still the unbuilt lots after the WW II blitz. I was stunned. WW II had ended 35 years earlier. I had never seen any major WW II damage in London. This was an EYE OPENER.

On the way back I stopped at one of these empty lots and got out of the car. It was a strange feeling. A tangible connection with WW II. I was born 8 years after the War. But standing there was very profound. It annoyed me no end that the Germans had done this to Liverpool, to the British and as such also to I. That is when I avowed that I will do my best never to buy anything German. It was MY small way of showing my respects to what I saw in Liverpool.

I have been good to my word (as I tend to be). A few years later, in what was meant to be a big ‘honor’ I was given, by CASE Communications, a Mercedes Benz as a company car. I kept it for 2 months. But, NOTE I did not buy it. It was given to me and it was meant to be a FAVOR. A recognition. Yes, I have driven German cars. But they do nothing for me. Yes, I have been to Germany more times than most. But Germany doesn’t appeal to me much — though I do recognize that it is beautiful country. The images of Liverpool STILL haunt me.

I worked with a very rich Jew. He was always going on about the Nazi persecution of Jews. But one day it occurred to me that this guy, for all of his talk, owned over $100K in German cars. So one day when I was talking to him on the phone, and in those days we spoke quite often, I said: “G** have you worked out how much the German cars you have parked in your driveway, right now, must cost?” He thought for a minute and replied: “Those 3 must have cost at least $75K” — and we are talking 15 years ago. I then asked: “WHY?”

So that is why I continue to make fun of those that by German cars — and that used to include, to his annoyance and sometimes embarrassment, my adoptive (now late) father.


Alton Author Brandy DiFauda Finishes Her Online “The Case of the Red Painted Lips” Story.

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Brandy DiFauda is an up-and-coming
writer living in Alton, New Hampshire.

Her first full length novel, in eBook form,
is planned to be published in May 2015.

This is her latest online story — on her blog.

Her detective, Neal Scarpetti, is
NOT related to Patricia Cornwell’s
Kay Scarpetta.

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Brilliant Scottish Loch Ness Monster (81st Anniversary of Most Famous Picture) Google Doodle.

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locknessthmaLast Google Doodle:
>> Cevat Şakir Kabaağaçlı 
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Asparagus Season 2015.

∋∋ “12 Online Safety Tips” Google Footnote — Jan. 9, 2015.

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Permanent access, independent of date,
provided via the Google Doodle Archive.


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Also includes Google Street View Extension
to enable exploring the Loch.

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The banks of the Loch in Street View. I have actually been to this castle. At sunset, with a lone bagpiper piping.


Inspiration for this Google Doodle.

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Impressive Reach.

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Pelting Precipitation Will Precipitate Lake Winnipesaukee 2015 Ice-Out — April 25 Looks Promising.

The green MGBs are out.

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2015 crocuses, Alton, N.H., April 19.

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Already happened 19 times.
>> 2015:
Not even close …
>> 2014 Ice-Out: middle of road.
>> 2014 Ice-Out, April 23.
>> Lake Winnipesaukee Ice-Out, Analysis.

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Alton Bay, N.H. — from the overlook and from town.
Monday, April 20, 2015 4:48 – 5:00pm.
Gray, rainy and rather miserable.


The rain, which started in earnest around 2pm on Monday, April 20, 2015, has been relentless and at times punishing.

It will do a job on the ice. This rain, if it continues for another 24 hours, per the predictions, will expedite the ice-out by 3 to 4 days.

So my revised estimate is that we will see ice-out by this Friday, April 24, 2015.

Ice-Out Traditions: When I ran “Waiters on Water” (WOW), food takeout to Winnipesaukee Islands by boat and jet-ski, there was a family with a house on the east-side of Locks Island who would get there as soon as Glendale was ice-free so that they could have cocktails over the first weekend, ideally on their dock, with ice they scooped out of the lake. They would order takeout to go with the drinks. It was neat. Nice people.